Knott, Robanna S. Harriet Jacobs: The Edenton Biography. Ph.D. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994.
Mills, Bruce. “Lydia Maria Child and the Endings to Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” American Literature 64 (1992): 255-272.
Parramore, Thomas C. “Harriet Jacobs, James Norcom, and the Defense of Hierarchy.” Carolina Comments 38 (May 1990): 82-87.
PMLA Bibliography “American Literature: 19th Century” for references to dissertations, books and articles listed under Harriet Jacobs’ name.
Stevenson, George. “The Search for the Edenton Years of Harriet Ann Jacobs.” Carolina Comments 38 (Mar. 1990): 51-57.
Yellin, Jean F. Women and Sisters: The Antislavery Feminists in American Culture. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1989.
Zafar, Rafia, and Deborah Garfield, eds. Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: New Critical Essays. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.